Community Action Manager (Community spaces)
Waltham Forest Council has an ambition to unlock community spaces that can enable local action and reflect our diverse communities. Following from the success of our Community Living Room and Kitchen network this winter, we want to invest in and pilot new ways of collaborating to create neighbourhood spaces across the borough. We are seeking to recruit a Community Action Manager to lead the delivery of these new initiatives and support our residents and families to thrive.
You will have excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills, and the ability to work creatively and positively to find solutions to problems. You will be confident, open, and will excel in building strong and lasting relationships across the Council and with our community partners.
You will have experience of working in delivery focused roles with voluntary sector and community groups and be strategically minded, with an eye for new opportunities. You will be experienced in developing and delivering projects in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and be excited to spend time out and about in the borough representing the council.
This exciting new post sits within our Strategy, Change and Communities function in the corporate centre of the council, working across a range of priorities for our residents. The programme will sit alongside several new initiatives that seek to realign how we partner with our communities and lead how we put our 15 Minute Neighbourhood approach into practice.
If you are a committed leader with a passion for working with communities, we would love to hear from you. To discuss the role and upcoming projects, please contact our Strategic Lead for Community Assets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This role is for a 12-month FTC with an ambition to extend.